Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, talks about his interest in the whaleship Essex and the history of whaling on Nantucket. Hear more about Philbrick's historical interests and other works he has written.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.